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Calls From Israel To Sack UN Nuclear Chief

Posted by Atilla89 on November 11, 2007

At least someone in this world has some balls. Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz yesterday called for IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei to be removed as head of the UN nuclear watchdog, saying he had turned a blind eye to arch-foe Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Not only this, as you all know, he had no idea about Iraq in 1981 or about Syria who recently had their own nuclear reactor destroyed. This guy is useless, but then again, the whole of the UN is not worth the effort (except for the aid departments, everything can else can go in my opinion).

Bushehr Nuclear Reactor, Iran

The call for Mr ElBaradei’s dismissal came just days before the International Atomic Energy Agency is due to publish a new report on Iran’s nuclear program, to serve as a key part of further discussions at the UN on whether to impose a third set of sanctions on Tehran.

“The policies followed by ElBaradei endanger world peace,” Mr Mofaz told Israeli public radio from Washington.

“His irresponsible attitude of sticking his head in the sand over Iran’s nuclear program should lead to his impeachment.”

Mr Mofaz, who heads the “strategic dialogue” between Israel and its main ally the US, held talks on Wednesday with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Mr ElBaradei raised the ire of many Israeli officials after telling France’s Le Monde newspaper that Iran would need between three and eight years to develop a nuclear bomb and that there was no immediate threat.

Which is absolute crap, no one knows when the Iranians could be ready, obviously. And giving an approximate date between 3 and 8 years is ridiculous, it just shows that you have no idea.

“I want to get people away from the idea that Iran represents a clear and present danger and that we’re now facing the decision whether to bombard Iran or let them have the bomb,” he said. “We’re not in that situation at all.”

I wonder, have you been following the news these past few years?

Mr Mofaz retorted that there was no excuse for such complacency in the face of intelligence estimates.

“ElBaradei says he has no proof regarding Iran’s nuclear program when he has intelligence reports gathered by several countries and he heads an organisation responsible precisely for that,” Mr Mofaz said.

Because El Baradei has been seeing exactly what the Iranians want him to see when they give him ‘access’ to their nuclear sites.

He said nevertheless that he believed Iran had yet to cross the point of no return in its nuclear program: “The development of the necessary infrastructure for enriching uranium is slower than the Iranians say it is.”

A day earlier, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again boasted his country had reached a key target of 3000centrifuges for uranium enrichment.

Israel, which belongs to the UN nuclear watchdog but is not a signatory to its nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, is widely considered to have the Middle East’s sole – if undeclared – nuclear arsenal. It considers Iran its chief enemy after repeated statements by Mr Ahmadinejad that the Jewish state should be wiped off the map.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on Tuesday that for Israel “all options remain on the table”, including military action, to prevent Iran developing an atomic bomb.
Senior army intelligence officer Yossi Beidetz told parliament’s foreign affairs and defence committee that Iran could acquire the bomb within two years.

The UN Security Council has imposed two sets of sanctions against Iran over its failure to heed ultimatums to suspend uranium enrichment.

In 1981, Israel bombed a French-built nuclear reactor in Iraq, which under the rule of executed dictator Saddam Hussein was then its biggest enemy. The raid was heavily criticised by the US and UN Security Council.

2 Responses to “Calls From Israel To Sack UN Nuclear Chief”

  1. funfacts said

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  2. Atilla89 said

    Thanks for the nice comment, hopefully you will keep coming back!

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